Bear Creek Golf Club

3.9920352941 4.0 stars from 5 (218)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6804 yards 74.2 139
Blue 72 6486 yards 72.4 135
White 72 6162 yards 71.3 133
Gold 72 5727 yards 69.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5727 yards 73.9 131
Green 72 5316 yards 67.6 119
Green (W) 72 5316 yards 71.9 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 218 Reviews
5 stars:
82
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

185 out of 218 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions at a resort   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Good Value"


Ben2855513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were able to make a last minute tee time while on vacation on HHI. Turns out that we were the last tee time before they aerified the fairways. The course was in decent shape and we enjoyed our round although the foursome in front of us were slow and there was no marhsal in site. We also never saw a beverage cart and that would have been nice since it was hot and humid. The layout was typical HHI with doglegs and some unseen water hazards. Excellent value for the price we piad and we would play again if they hadn't punched the fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Parkerjames1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Day"


cyrilecollins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rained very hard 30 minutes before we were off. Although it was cart paths only, the course drained extremely well. Greens were in perfect condition.

Staff was very friendly as was the restaurant staff.

Highly recommend this course. Play it every time I visit Hilton Head.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Choice"


u2085274's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is a terrific golf course. The layout is outstanding and I enjoyed the view of the plantation. Restaurant is limited but the refreshments were cold. Staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u000004539843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We wanted to play one more time on the island and took a chance on a new to us course. What a great round at 7:50 am. Just 2 of us and 3 hour round with lunch included. Great shape, interesting and good greens. We are definitely adding it to the favorites!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u5908408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Average Course"


bsliva1072's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Condition of course was average at best. The bunkers were hard and somewhat unplayable. Yard markers were brick slabs in the middle of the fairways. Greens were just average. You get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u502749745's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005431793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bear Creek"


u7429622's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

what an unexpected day. Looked for a course to get in a final round at Hilton Head and found a listing for Bear Creek. $39 with a cart, lunch and a beer. Didn't expect much and was very surprised! Course was in good shape and an enjoyable outing. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Lunch was pick of the menu and the food was very good.

will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ricweth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was great

really liked the course layout

you do not need a driver on every hole if you are able to get a roll in the fairway - you will have mid iron to short iron in.

it is better to be short of the green rather than long

multiple tee boxes for a variety of players

golf rangers kept pace of play good - played in less that 4 hours with a 9:00 tee time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


jaws131326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice conditions, friendly staff, tough golf course. GolfNow booking included lunch and a cold beer (or soda), so gave 4 stars for value. Have played three golf courses this trip so far, and this one had the nicest conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and Challenging Course"


jlieser1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I booked a round for my sons and I on the recommendation of a friend. We teed off on time and played a 3 hour and 15 minute round! The course was in excellent condition. One of my sons is a scratch golfer and it challenged him too. The greens rolled true and held approach shots. I would highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great staff, course and value!"


u000001388433's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Best customer service of my 5 days of playing golf in HH. This team really knows how to treat their customers. From the initial stop to drop bags to the club house for a burger and beer after the round. I cannot commend this group of people enough. When meeting with the starter he gave us a breakdown of the course and I was glad he did. Tough but fair were the results of the day. Will play this one again to appreciate the layout and hopefully be better prepared for some shots. Well Done Bear Creek!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff, ok course"


Dcris's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an enjoyable round on Bear Creek yesterday, but, I have to say I'm a little suspect of the 5 star reviews of this course. The course is ok, but nothing special. Maybe the locals are frustrated by paying the extremely high tee times for the resort courses, so they over-rate courses that are more reasonably priced. The layout of this course is interesting, nut there is very little low-country ambiance. Also, nearly all of the fairways run out about 220 off the tee, so longer hitters will need to keep the driver in the bag on many holes. Pace of play was very good on front 9, but we ran into a foursome who was terribly slow on the back, and there seemed to be no effort to get them to speed up, even though we saw a ranger several times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"awesome course"


ks2980's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bear Creek is lots of fun to play unfortunately we got behind a foursome of men and we were a twosome. There was a twosome ahead of them when we were on the first nine but never saw them again. The people behind us waited on us because we waited on every shot, except for by the green. It would have been so easy for them to let us through and we would have been out of their way in no time at all but instead they selfishly decided to not care. The bag drop guy said at least one was a member. Someone needs to explain golf etiquette to him.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


u882927545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, treated you well. Lunch included. Will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u7516928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lunch and a beer included so great value for the money. Very welcoming staff. Nicely cared for course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



cookie0049's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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